The Punjab government has accelerated construction on the 123-kilometer modern signal-free tourism route project.
In a briefing to the lawmakers, the project contractor stated that 40 percent of the construction on the 32-kilometer-long portion from Pindori Chowk to Brure has been completed.
While the second phase of the project’s development will get underway in August.
The contractor also added that to create multi-story, earthquake-resistant buildings on both sides, all properties along the road would be commercialized.
Additionally, along the roadway, there will be erected educational institutes, industrial zones, contemporary parks, and picnic areas.
The mentioned tourist highway will run from Lower Topa in Murree to Pindori Chowk in Kalar Syedan, according to Project Concept-1 (PC-1).
The route will link Azad Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), and Galiyat and will be the sole “tourism corridor” once finished.
Five significant roads from Azad Kashmir, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Great Britain, and other locations would connect to the motorway.
This project worth 4.27 billion PKR was inaugurated in October 2021 and is expected to be completed by March 2024. The government has allotted funds for the completion of this project as it is one of the key projects aimed at encouraging tourism in the country.